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Club Management Committee


Barbara Knowles

Lady Captain


David Travis

Green & Surrounds Team Leader

David joined the club with his wife Christine in 2019, answering an advert for new members. Having played badminton competitively for over 40 years and coached juniors, but never having played bowls, David looked for an additional sporting challenge to fill the long days of retirement. Due entirely to very good partners, David won balloted Pairs, Aussie Pairs, and Triples competitions in his first season. Never one to sit around and watch the work being done, David volunteered to assist the green maintenance team and must have done too good a job as he was then co-opted to manage the team (There must be a lesson there!)


Jenny Hayes

Membership Secretary

Jenny has been a member at Bolton since 2007. She came onto the Executive committee in 2011 with some fresh ideas, and with her husband Ken started the Learn2Bowl sessions.  These have ensured a steady stream of new bowlers coming into the club and were one of the reasons why we became Bowls England Club of the Year in 2014.  She is a qualified Level 1 Coach, and has filled the position of Membership Development Team Leader before this rôle..


Ken Hayes

Competition Secretary

Ken joined the club in 2008, and has been President & Honorary President before this rôle. He also fills the position of Webmaster for the club.


Rod Finnen

Health & Safety Officer


Christine Travis

Membership Development Team Leader

Christine joined BFGBC in 2019, having played competitive Badminton since she was 17! She was looking for an additional sport that was fun, in the fresh air and slightly less energetic than badminton. She considers her greatest achievement to date is being a two times Lancashire Champion and representing the County in the Nationals at Leamington Spa.


Debs Flint

Safeguarding Officer


John Muldoon

Honorary Treasurer

John has been a Bolton member since 2015, after taking fifteen years to find the place (it's a long story).  Plays both competitive and social bowls and enjoys both equally. Only works when he can be bothered these days as would much rather be playing bowls. John is also the Men's Captain and as such selects the Men's Team for National and Inter Club Competitions.


Lyndon Noon

Honorary President 2023

Lyndon began bowling in his mid 20’s. He won the Greater Manchester Short Mat Bowls Championship 2 years running in the early 80’s and also won the Butlins Singles Championships in 1985 pocketing £1000 in prize money. Shortly after, he switched codes to flat green bowls and has won indoor and outdoor County titles in double figures. He has been proud to represent Lancashire on many occasions.


Stephen Hemsley

Honorary Secretary

Stephen started bowling in 1974 and joined the Club in 1990, since when he has served on the Executive in a number of capacities.   In September 2017 he was appointed Bowls England Director of Finance.  Stephen has enjoyed modest success on the green, representing Club and County with the occasional qualification for the National Championships.


Clare Fletcher

Catering Team Leader

Clare joined BFGBC in 2019, having previously been a member at HHBC. She honestly cannot remember how long she has been playing the game, but still enjoys it. She also plays Crown Green in two leagues, again enjoying the game, meeting the ladies, marking games and having a cuppa.
Over the years she has completed the Marker's course, is a Level 1 Coach and is also a qualified Umpire.
She has been a past president of Bowls Lancashire and remains actively involved with the Bowls Lancashire and Bowls England.


Graham Ellis

Building Manager

Graham started playing bowls at about 20 in the Wigan Works league way back in 1975 (crown). After a few seasons of playing and being beaten by semi-professional old timers he moved away from the sport and never gave it a thought until several years ago whilst visiting family in Australia. Watching his son in law play at his local club, he was loaned a set of bowls and a few practice sessions later found himself being asked to play in their weekly Pennant teams. Coming back home they recommended that he find a bowls club in the UK, (cue BFGBC), to keep my eye in until I returned. My greatest honour is representing Lancashire along with winning a number of team events with Bolton.


John Muldoon

Social & Funding Team Leader


Michael Parker

President 2023

Mike moved to the North West in 2001 after being Club Captain of IBM Bowls club in Hampshire for many years. He was Portsmouth and District Open singles champion in 1995. Mike was elected as BFGBC Club Captain in 2014, and is delighted to continue serving in this capacity.

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